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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
rounds at point-blank range at officer hernandez. investigators say ciancia then proceeded up an else canlator, but when the wounded officer appeared to move, he returned to the lobby, shooting hernandez again. >> we have a tsa officer shot. >> reporter: with hernandez down, the gunman is on the move. police say he shoots and wounds t two more tsa officers. a high school teacher is also hit. once he was past security, police say the suspect made his way down this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said, tsa? they shook their head no, the suspect kept going. in 60 seconds, police corner ciancia, shooting him multiple times and at least once in the head. >> suspect down, suspect down. >> reporter: we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two guns from a target range not far from his home. in a note, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were being violated and calling himself a pissed off patriot. it also mentions nwo, a possible reference to the new wo
officer hernandez who crumbled to the floor. the suspect walked away, turned around, and saw hernandez squirming on the floor. the suspect came back, shooting hernandez again, killing him. five people were shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so there was a pause. i look down the escalator and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there and he shot him twice. so i knelt down and i saw him run up the escalat
on the ground. >> 39-year-old tsa officer jerardi hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the family's home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them, and i pray that the lord would give them peace and strength to go through this. >> the head of the tsa will arrive here later today. he'll be with hernandez's family and two other agents wounded in the shooting. >> in a note found in the 23- year-old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written we had some concern about it. >> his former los angeles roommates said they never suspected he was capable of such violence. >> thank you edward. kai jackson continues our complete coverage now with more on the panic that travelers experienced. >> the rapid paced lax airport comes to a grinding halt after a gunman opens fire. people were hiding in bathroom stalls. others were eva
-old tsa officer gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family's home. neighbors say they were shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray the lord will give them peace and strength. >> the head of the tsa will arrive today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. in a note found in the 23-year- old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written he had some concern about it. >> ciancia's former los angeles roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward license wjz eyewitness news. >> kai jackson continues our complete coverage with more on the panic travelers experienced. >> the rapid paced l.a.x. airport comes it a grinding halt after a gunman opens fire. people were hiding i
hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to their home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray that the lord will give them peace and strength to go through this. >> reporter: the head of the tsa will arrive here later today to meet with hernandez's family and other agents wounded in the shooting. in a note he called himself a pissed off patriot. and believed his constitutional rights were being violated by the searches. >> the text message was a message to the little brother. the way it was written. it had concern about it. it was brought to our attention. >> reporter: his roommates never suspected he was capable of such violence. more than 1500 flights arriving and departing were disrupted yesterday during this shooting. because of the shooting after math. now jet blue is actually moving their flights for today down to their long beach hub which is not too far from here. another airport just south. and virgin america has listed their flights as either canceled or delayed today. so they're trying to get the passengers who are stranded here back t
agent killed. the widow of ger rar dough hernandez said he moved to the united states when he was 15, he was a kind loving man that took joy in his job. >> he enjoyed the interaction with passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smilings, took pride in duty for the american public and tsa mission. hechs always there to help anyone in need and made people laugh with his sense of humor. >> hernandez would have turned 40 years of age next week. >> the shooting created flight delays. the airport in the bay area is still feeling the effects. monty is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. there are 29 departures to l.a.x. to san jose each day on six airlines. virgin america was most affected by yesterday. the delays and cancellations continued here today. an airport spoke woman tell me two were cancelled this morning, both virgin. other flights experienced 30 minute delays throughout the day. yesterday five flights wur cancelled and three diverted because of the shooting at l.a.x. passengers that arrived here on a delta flight at l.a.x. within the last hour noticed a larg
decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of jirardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> and we're heartbroken. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gun fire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded. their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> and i want to go home. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all of my stuff was on the conveyer. i heard pow, pow, pow, the next shot and we all took off running. you can still hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say the 23- year-old paul ciancia shot his way through the security checkpoint killing tsa officer hernandez and wounding two others. >> you were taking off your shoes. >> yeah. >> and you started to run bare foot? >> that is it. >> reporter: that is when he slipped and injured his leg. >> and he is coming up. >> reporter: the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the f
people if they worked for tsa. 39 year old hernandez, leaving behind a wife and two children. dom, bring us up to speed from los angeles. >> reporter: hey, there, harris, we had a photoreleased of hernandez. we can show you what he looked like. he worked here in lax five years and he was a peyafrial inspector and stand in the checkpoint and looking for people behaving suspiciously. this is the scene in lax right now. this is terminal one. it is very, very quiet. and this is the baggage and arrival area. it is quiet this time. we do have a heightened police presence after yesterday. i have to say a distinct police presence. >> we have high profile and security strategy that we employ every day. and obviously today and foreseeable future, we'll continue a high profile at the curbes and ticketing area and anywhere on the campuses. >> we understand details about the injuries that cianciowa a. he may have been shot in the mouth and legs and it could be difficult for him to talk to the fbi. we are a few minutes away from the fbi update. >> what about the other people hurt in this? >> yeah, we
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
. here is what we know about the tsa officer killed. his name is girardo hernandez. he worked as behavior detection officer. his job was to identify possible terrorists. hernandez recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit with his family in los angeles tomorrow to express the agency's grief. this is the first time the t -- that a tsa officer has been on duty in the 12-year history. >>> now to the gunman. who is this guy and why did he snap targeting the tsa? sergio is looking into his background and is in the newsroom. >> you heard lilian mention the handwritten note. law enforcement says it describes anger at secretary general janet gnaw napolitano. the aim was to kill tsa employees and pigs. there were three letters, nwo. they believe it relates to a conspiracy their wrist group called the new world order and tonight we are learning the shooter's family sensed something was wrong early this morning. just before today's shooting at l.a.x., across the country in the small town of pennsville, new jersey paul anthony's ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was t
. his name is girardo hernandez. he worked as behavior detection officer. his job was to identify possible terrorists. hernandez recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit with his family in los angeles tomorrow to express the agency's grief. this is the first time the t -- that a tsa officer has been on duty in the 12-year history. >>> now to the gunman. who is this guy and why did he snap targeting the tsa? sergio is looking into his background and is in the newsroom. >> you heard lilian mention the handwritten note. law enforcement says it describes anger at secretary general janet gnaw napolitano. the aim was to kill tsa employees and pigs. there were three letters, nwo. they believe it relates to a conspiracy their wrist group called the new world order and tonight we are learning the shooter's family sensed something was wrong early this morn just before today's shooting at l.a.x., across the country in the small town of pennsville, new jersey paul anthony's ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that pennsville police chief an
-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire inside the airport killing 39-year- old tsa officer gerardo hernandez and wounding two others. law enforcement officials are now looking into a rant ciancia had on him at the time of the shooting. it referred to the new world order and had anti-tsa and anti-government claims. witnesses who encountered the suspect provided possible clues into what motivated the attack. >> the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor, he had his gun and looked at me and said tsa? and i just shook my head, and he kept going. >> reporter: after the shooting the fbi served search warrants at the suspect's homes in l.a. and new jersey. law enforcement officials say ciancia, originally from pennsville township, new jersey sent text messages to family members there prior to the shooting. >> the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it and that's when the brought to our attention. >> reporter: a neighbor of ciancia's in california says he can't believe ciancia could be the shooter. >> from knowing t
against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came
this they better keep guessing. >> reporter: investigators say ciancia shot and killed gerardo hernandez, a father and husband. ciancia was shot before he was arrested. >> that was jeff winn reporting. widow of the tsa officer who was shot and killed made her first public statement today. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. thank you very much. >> ana hernandez says her husband work for the tsa at l.a.x. since 2010. the couple has two children, gerardo would have turned 40 next week. >>> here is a live look outside of l.a.x. where the 100' pylons are lit up in blue is to honor tsa agent hernandez. >>> and the shooting yesterday sent passengers scrambling, forcing many to leave their luggage behind, today people were allowed to go in and collect their belongings. some stayed in nearby hotels. cots were set up in a terminal for those who couldn't find a place to stay. some stranded were thankful strangers were there to help. >> they took a bunch of us to the food court out of his own pocket. >> there was homeland security and i can't remember his last name
to die in the line of duty. girarerardo hernandez would hav turned 40 years old this week, and standing outside her home in california, grieving widow ana hernandez, talked about meeting her husband for the very first time. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. we met in 1994 when i was 15 and he was 19 and have been together ever since. we married on valentine's day, 1998. and have two beautiful, wonderful children. >> his wife went on to describe him as someone who was, quote, always there to help anyone in need. hernandez spent three years on the job as a tsa officer. today, the lapd is wearing a black band on their badges in his honor. tsa workers at the airport i was at last night were as well. >> gunfire also prompted a brief lockdown at north carolina state university there. a 21-year-old man was hit by a bullet fired from a considerable distance, they say, on ingreensboro campus. he was reportedly taken to the hospital with serious but thankfully not life-threatening injuries. it's not, though, immediately known at this hour if the shooters had a specific target. p
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
-automatic rifle. within the hour the tsa officer killed has been identified. he is gerard hernandez. 6 others wounded. lil i don't know live now from lax by cell. >> this is terminal 3 where it all happened. it is closed and will remain closed until further notice. hundreds of officers have been here all day collecting evidence. pesting together what happened. video shows the chaos after gunman shot his way past security at material national 3 had at l.a. xvl. he's 23-year-old pall dance and tsa officer shot and killed by the suspect described as long gun. also 3 other people were injured and confirm there is only one shooter who is now in custody. >> it was loud bang. i mean boom. it was a loud one. from there we all just duck down. next thing i know nothing but girls around me when i grab all the big luggage and then i stack them high. >>reporter: first report the shooting came after 9:30 this morning. almost medley fears responders set triage location and man wearing a blue tsa uniform could be seen coming out holding up the arm sustained with blood another man wheeled to ambul
of the slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old her -- herardo hernandez identify by his neighbors and transferred recently from montana, the first ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it is shocking. very nice guy. i am speechless. i am shocked. >> reporter: the shooter, the fbi releasing his photo, paul ciancia who authorities say opened fire with a a high powered rifle. >> security in terminal 3. >> witnesses say there was a chaotic scene saying he started shooting outside the check point. as the police raced in he made it back to the terminal near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover and some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> on the floor! on the floor! >> as people ran as fast as they could, the panic and the lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue wokers to race hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns. when he ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunsho
angeles to meet with the fbi and the grieving family of tsa officer gerardo hernandez. so, tell me how l.a.x. is honoring this fallen tsa officer. >> reporter: well, it's just like the high security that we just heard about in the news conference, don, there is also going to be visible signs of mourning here at the united states sixth busiest airport. when you first drive in, there are these 100-foot pylons at the entrance of l.a.x. they are going to be lit blue, and that's going to be for the tsa. the tsa color up until thursday. and then once you get past the entrance and you start to check in, you'll see that the tsa officers here have on their badges a black band, and that is for their fallen officer, their fellow co-worker, mr. hernandez. what we're seeing here not just visible signs of security but also visible signs of grief, don. >> and what are investigators looking for at the airport today? we had a brief conversation about it, you know, just a couple minutes ago, but what exactly are they looking for today? >> reporter: well, the terminal has just reopened fully. we know that
hernandez is the first official to be killed in the line of duty. tonight we are learning more about the suspect, paul police believe someone dropped him at the airport on friday and police want to know who that is. >> reporter: federal prosecutors are filed murder charges against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100 foot pylons lit up the sky over the airport in honor of the fallen transportation security officer, his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the. is a officer that was shot and killed. >> reporter: who others were wounded when paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this
shown me geraldo hernandez, father of two, only tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. adam houseley is live in the airport with a follow-up on what we are learning snouchlt>> reporter: good morning, bill. we are learning about geraldo hernandez. if you have been in the los angeles airport, as you enter there is posts out front and part of the artwork and they change colors depending on what happened. they turned blue in honor of the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty who was a father and a husband. there is a memorial with candles and flowers and cans of soda. the scene here on friday morning was chaotic to say the least and happen on the second level of the airport. when i spoke to the police chief, he helped to explain. on the check in level there is a level that you go up to and go through security and there is a preliminary check of seeing if you have a ticket. that's is where hernandez was when he was shot by the gunman. and we are hearing more from witnesses as well, bill including a fox sports national columnist. he felt the response was good and open for ch
paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott green watched it happen. >> he had the gun down like this, so he saw him on the ground and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bay spotted the gunman as he made his way to the gates. >> i thought he was a random passenger, very calm, stoic faced, got closer and turned a bit and saw the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i high tailed it and ran. >> so you were surprised -- >> that he made it all the way to the gate. >> that no one stopped. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah. >> reporter: l.a.x. police chief patrick gannon says he moved armed officers from behind the checkpoint to a more visible low indication in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment exactly when i would hoped they would be? no, it didn't happen in this case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting, but witnesses wonder why they weren't there to begin with. >> i didn't make sense to me. i thought that guy had a gun and no one was this to stop him. >> ciancia is still in the hospital unr
group functions at hernandez's firm. the other was a member of the group in 1997. detectives believe other victims may be out there and they're encouraging you to come forward. >>> some of the last remnants of the economic stimulus package are drying up but cutbacks could leave many people struggling to put food on the table. >> reporter: standing outside the supermarket, you may not have any idea which families are counted among those who relee on food stamps
to meet with the family of killed tsa officer hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened yesterday. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a federal law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in los angeles, but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pennsville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shots rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan
. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag
hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag
. the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle when he concealed in a bag. he then approached officer hernandez who was standing there where those flowers are. and he shot him point blank multiple times in the chest and then got on this sclat ter. >> he was alleged to have started to walk away and going up an escalate ter and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> at the top is a security checkpoint. at some point he wounded two additional officers and a passenger. this is the other side of the checkpoint. from here the bun gunman made his way deep into the terminal. he neared the gates. people were running and getting knocked down and there was luggage everywhere and mayhem is the best way to describe it. we are speeding up the video as he wound through the terminal making his way through the gate area. he had a host of unspent ammo enough said the mayor of los angeles to kill everybody in the terminal. it ended here where police shot the gunman a handwritten note was found on him. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa
agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he proceeded up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appeared to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot
gerardo hernandez and injuring more. passengers and others ran for cover. >> on the floor, now, on the floor! >> reporter: and teacher brian ludmer was one of those shot. his boss said he had a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he's still traumatized by all of it, like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> reporter: meanwhile, a clearer picture of the suspect is emerging. a family friend saying he took it hard when his mother died in 2009 after years of battling multiple sclerosis. classmates at his delaware high school where he played the french horn in the band said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few people who kept to themselves, he was one of them. >> reporter: later, he went to florida, graduating from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011. then moving to los angeles looking for work. he shared an apartment with several roommates. one saw nothing so fear. >> he was a very nice guy. a bit loaner or introverted. but nothing where i would ever, ever expect him to do anything like this. >> reporter: this morning, the busy l.a.x. airpo
. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and passengers were wounded. high school teacher brian lud mer was traveling to the east coast when he was shot in the leg. terminal 3 at lax is now open as the investigation continues. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez. he is the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> and things should be back to normal at alabama's largest april after a threat disrupted flights and prompted a two-hour evacuation there. an employee found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday afternoon. about a dozen flights were delayed or diverted while the bomb squad investor searched the airport. they found nothing dangerous. >>> a federal civil rights lawsuit is expected ting filed today against sonoma county and the sheriff's anti-doping who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. the family of andy lopez has filed three wrongful death claims in the case. the deputy shot and killed lopez last month. >>> plans for an upscale shopping center expansion go to the
>> healthcare.gov shutting down everyday for hours at a time. cbs news learns at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. two other workers were wounded. a coach is at the hospital after collapsing sunday night. >> he did not have a heart attack. they're checking on everything. >> faa is investigating two planes. the the impact carried a fire ball. all were able to jump free. >> we were lucky this time. >> morsi is charged today. >> a college student rescued after sending nearly two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards he would be dead right now. >> snowden's request for clemency. the serious fire ball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> that is not cool. >> all that. >> passenger at the airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >> what? >> nfl record. >> all that matters. >> toronto's mayor says he'll ride the storm out after allegations he was caught on video smoking crack. >> i have made mistakes. >> oprah winfrey auctioned off personal belongings over the weekend. >> usually gayle comes by
>> the shooter fired at point blank range at officer hernandez. two others were wounded. >>> gary kubiak is in stable condition at a houston hospital after collapsing at halftime sunday night. >> did not have a heart attack but they're checking on everything. >>> the faa is investigating the collision of two planes over northern wisconsin carrying skydivers. they were able to jump free. >> we were just lucky this time. >>> egypt's former president mohamed morsi is on trial today. >> two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards, who would probably be dead right now. >>> edward snowden's request for clemency getting a thumbs down from the white house. >>> a fireball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> oh my god that is not cool. >>> passengers at an airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >>> from 55 away, colts go to 6-2. >> seven touchdown passes for nick foles, that equals an nfl record. >> and all that matter. >> toronto's embattled mayor vows to ride the storm out after accusations he was
, abc7 news. >> here's what we know about the officer who was killed. his name is gerardo hernandez. he's 39-year-old. he works a behavior detection officer and his job was to identify possible terrorists. he had recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. who is the shooter? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is if someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l.a.p.d. officers went to his apartment and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left, but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy
the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a couple reasons. first they say airport security has never been tsa's mission. that's in the hands of airport police or other city officials who do carry firearms. the job of tsa is to protect airline passengers by keeping dangerous things off planes. and second, tsa officers are not sworn officer officials. they do not have arrest authority, they are not trained to use firearms. they could be, but that would represent a major change in their mission. all of that said, the union that represents tsa employees says airports need to provide more armed security at the screening checkpoints, david. >> all right, pete reams here in our newsroom. thanks very much. >>> i want to get back to talking about mitt romney and oba
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's deputy mo shot and killed the teen. the family has already filed three wrongful death claims in the ca
was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was going to commit suicide. the family alerted authorities, who then asked lapd to do a welfare check. if only police had gotten to his place just 45 minutes earlier, they might have stopped the rampage. but ciancia was already gone. he demanded a ride to th
tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause. so i looked down the escalator, and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there, and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. lax police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but remains unresponsive. the woman who knows him and his roommates says he was socially awkward and had expressed strong feelings about the u.s. government. >> he was very upset and he thought that tsa abused their power. >> reporter: as for paul ciancia, his family expressed sorry for his actions. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other family, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for
security administration identified the dead officer as gerardo i. hernandez, he was 39 years old. >> paul ciancia's parents live in pennsville new jersey. on friday the police chief told reporters that paul ciancia's father received disturbing text messages. the message hinted that he was thinking about suicide. neighbours from the community expressed shock. >> it's tragic. you know, who would have thought anything like this would happen to a quiet neighbourhood, people that grow up, new people and the world - in a rural community such as pennsville, a quiet community - i mean, i know the family and his parents and father. i just - my heart goes out to them. >> i'm shocked that there's anyone outside here. i would never think of anyone around here doing anything like that. no, i'm completely shocked that you are here. we heard helicopters outside, and didn't know what was going on. >> the pennsville police department said officers had no past problems with paul ciancia. neighbours said he came from a good, nice family. >> the most wanted man in pakistan now dead. eyewitness reports are co
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